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Examples of Æschine
But he would grant no better terms than that each party should retain what they already possessed, and the Athenians consented.
The whole defense of Greece now turned upon this Pass, of as much importance to Philip as to Athens and Sparta, for it was the only road into Greece.
His real object was to surprise the Pass, for he was a man who had very little respect to treaties, promises, or oaths.
But he did not deceive Demosthenes, who entreated his countrymen to make a stand against him, even at the eleventh hour, for he was then within three days’ march of the Pass.
It was the design of Philip to detach Athens from the Phocians, and thus make his conquest easier; and he succeeded by his falsehoods and intrigues.
But the eloquence and warnings of Demosthenes were in vain.